Board of Directors

Chairman of the ESR Board of Directors

Michael Fuchsjäger, Graz/AT
President Regina Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL

1st Vice-President

Adrian P. Brady, Cork/IE

2nd Vice-President

Carlo Catalano, Rome/IT


Boris Brkljačić, Zagreb/HR

Committee Chairs

Communication and External Affairs Committee Chairperson

Nikoleta Traykova, Plovdiv/BG

ECR 2022 Programme Planning Committee Chairperson

Regina Beets-Tan, Amsterdam/NL

ECR 2023 Programme Planning Committee Chairperson

Adrian P. Brady, Cork/IE

Education Committee Chairperson

Minerva Becker, Geneva/CH

Finance and Internal Affairs Committee Chairperson

Maja Marolt Mušič, Ljubljana/SI

National Societies Committee Chairperson

Andrea Rockall, London/UK

Publications Committee Chairperson

Marion Smits, Rotterdam/NL

Quality, Safety and Standards Committee Chairperson

Núria Bargalló Alabart, Barcelona/ES

Research Committee Chairperson

Marc Dewey, Berlin/DE

Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee Chairperson

Apostolos Karantanas, Heraklion/GR
Director of the European School of Radiology (ESOR) Valérie Vilgrain, Clichy/FR

Executive Director

Peter Baierl, Vienna/AT

Value-Based Radiology Subcommittee

Quality means different things to different people. Patients expect to receive high-quality examinations and reports in a timely and efficient manner and to be confident that their radiation exposure is both justified and minimised, and also that the safety of procedures is assured. Payers have a particular interest in appropriateness and good outcomes with minimisation of costs.

In the United States, healthcare payments are increasingly linked to quality and outcome metrics. Examples of good practice include department quality and value scorecards to capture data on appropriateness, and various quality metrics to provide evidence-based data.

Similar trends are emerging in Europe, and, in 2016, the ESR established a subcommittee on value-based imaging to evaluate the situation in Europe, develop an ESR concept for value in radiology, and support radiologists in fulfilling their central role in patient care. It is in the interest of radiologists themselves to demonstrate the value of their service, and develop appropriate metrics, which capture their true contribution and added value to patient care.

Despite the difficulties presented by COVID-19, the ESR Value-Based Radiology Subcommittee was active in 2020, with the publication of an article in JAMA on Radiology and Value-Based Health Care and co-publishing a multi-society statement on the value of radiology in healthcare. Additionally, the results of a pan-European patients’ survey, conducted by the Value-Based Radiology Subcommittee in 2019 were recently published indicating ways in which value to patients might be increased.

Value-Based Radiology Subcommittee Chairperson

Adrian P. Brady, Cork/IE
Chairperson of the ESR Board of Directors

Michael Fuchsjäger, Graz/AT

Immediate Past-President

Boris Brkljačić, Zagreb/HR

Quality, Safety and Standards Committee Chairperson

Núria Bargalló Alabart, Barcelona/ES

Education Committee Chairperson

Minerva Becker, Geneva/CH

National Societies Committee Chairperson

Andrea G. Rockall, London/UK

EuroSafe Imaging Chairperson & Industry liaison (COCIR)

Guy Frija, Paris/FR

ESR-PAG Representative

Judy Birch, Poole/UK

Member & CIRSE Representative

Thomas Kröncke, Augsburg/DE

Conduct Policy for officers of the European Society of Radiology 

Conduct Policy for officers of the European Society of Radiology 

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is an apolitical, non-profit organisation, dedicated to promoting and coordinating the scientific, philanthropic, intellectual and professional activities of Radiology in all European countries. The Society’s mission at all times is to serve the health care needs of the general public through the support of science, teaching and research and the quality of service in the field of radiology.

The integrity of its officers is essential to achieve this mission. It is critical to the integrity of the ESR that those serving in elected or appointed positions avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest. All decisions and actions must be made solely to the benefit of the ESR, without regard to personal considerations.

In order to comply with these principles, all ESR officers are asked to complete a disclosure declaration form, following the ESR’s requirement to disclose any possible conflict between their duties towards the ESR and their private interests.

Declaration forms will be updated annually. When encountering potential conflicts of interest, ESR officers must identify the potential conflict and, when required, remove themselves from all discussion and voting on the matter.

The ESR may disqualify any individual from their activities within the ESR if a conflict of interest is not disclosed or cannot be resolved.